ByzantineOS 20040404

ByzantineOS is a software Internet Appliance with a home entertainment bias.
ByzantineOS is a software Internet Appliance with a home entertainment bias. It is based on a networked Linux distribution/bootable system with Mozilla providing access to a range of services and applications.

ByzantineOS fits in 32MB (or 48MB) of media and should work on any PC.

Note: With ByzantineOS CD-ROM, there is no need of hard-disks, floppy drives and others. All is needed is a diskless computer with the following parts:

CPU (Intel Pentium)
NIC (Network Interface Card) or MODEM
CD-ROM drive (or DVD drive to play DVD-Video disks!!!)
RAM (128 MB minimum for full graphics)
VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card

The ByzantineOS boots from a CD (business card-sized) and the first thing you will see is a basic menu which allows different types of booting options. These are:

ByzantineOS (Generic): 800x600 framebuffer
ByzantineOS (Generic HiRes) : 1024x768 framebuffer

Now once inside the ByzantineOS type:


to start the X Windows system.

Main features:

  • Linux-2.4.22 / Glibc-2.3.2 with devfs support
  • devfsd-1.3.25
  • squashfs-1.3r2
  • alsa-0.9.8
  • dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4
  • busybox-1.0-pre8
  • epkg-v2.3.8
  • openssh-3.7.1p2 (clients)
  • DirectFB-0.9.20 / XDirectFB-1.0-rc5
  • Metacity-2.6.3
  • Mozilla-1.6
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_04
  • MPlayer 0.92 (mplayerplug-in-2.50)
  • XMMS-1.2.10
  • Gaim-0.76
  • Acrobat5 as a XPI ByzantineOS DropIn
  • and their dependencies

last updated on:
August 12th, 2005, 22:12 GMT
developed by:
ByzantineOS Group
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Linux Distributions


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